Now you can customize the spider before adding it to iGoogle or embedding it to your webpage. www.abowman.com/google-modules/spider/?edit=true The background image option is not working from the customization pages when adding the gadgets to iGoogle. It doesn’t seem to like the forward slashes and the semicolon.
Here are the new customization pages for the the Fish and Treefrog gadgets: www.abowman.com/google-modules/fish/?edit=true www.abowman.com/google-modules/tree-frog/?edit=true
I just finished creating a customization page for the Turtle Gadget that you can use before you add them to iGoogle or your webpage. This should make it easier for users to get the turtles looking the way they want them to look. I will be making pages like this for the other gadgets soon.
You can now add up to five turtles to the turtle gadget. If you already have the turtle gadget installed, you should see that he/she has a new friend. The next feature I will be adding is the ability to change colors. I’m going to work on the behavior of the turtles too. I’d like them to be able to get tired and full. It would also be nice if they could move around without user interaction....
I finally finished version one of the turtle gadget tonight. Right now, you can feed the turtle, pick him up, and make him swim or walk to your mouse. Over the next few days, I will be making improvements and fixing bugs. This gadget was built using actionscript 3 with the free flex sdk.